Search Results: "Artist Arthur"


BOOK REVIEW

MANIFEST by Artist Arthur
FRIENDS AND SCHOOL
Released: Aug. 1, 2010

"Krystal and her fellow Mystyx are all people of color, adding a dimension of diversity too rarely seen in the genre. (Paranormal mystery. YA)"
New Yorker Krystal, 15, moves to her mother's hometown of Lincoln, Conn., after her parents divorce. Read full book review >

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MAYHEM by Artist Arthur
FANTASY
Released: July 19, 2011

"An engaging if occasionally clunky story for readers who have followed the adventures of the Mystyx thus far; those new to the Mystyx should start with Book One. (Paranormal adventure. 12-16)"
Angry, tormented and lovestruck Jake narrates this third installment of Arthur's (Manifest, 2010) Mystyx series. Read full book review >

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ICE  by Arthur  Geisert
ANIMALS
Released: April 20, 2011

"Geisert's meticulous illustrations won't amuse everyone, but they certainly conjure a fully realized piggy world—an island at home with itself, floating way out there in the ocean. (Picture book. 4-10)"
A heat wave compels an industrious community of island piggies to build a giant ship, complete with masts and rigging, and voyage to retrieve an Arctic iceberg and cool off. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2010

"A simply glorious barn and farm opus. (glossary) (Picture book. 5-9)"
Only someone who's walked the walk and driven the tractor—and is immensely creative besides—could take readers on such an accurate, realistic and fascinating alphabetic farmland journey. Read full book review >

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NURSERY CRIMES by Arthur  Geisert
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2001

"It's a Thanksgiving story with a difference, played out con brio by an all-porcine cast. (Picture book. 6-8)"
This whimsical whodunit, longer on visual appeal than internal logic, kicks off with the overnight disappearance of a crop of huge turkey topiaries from the nursery-cum-salvage-yard of aptly named Jambonneau and his dainty wife Merville de Peru. Read full book review >

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LIGHTS OUT by Arthur  Geisert
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 26, 2005

"From the mechanical drawings on the bedroom walls to the cutaway scenes detailing each piece of the apparatus, this is imaginatively, ingeniously inventive. (legend of each step) (Picture book. 7-10)"
Another blue-ribbon winner from Geisert, this one is a kinetic wonder. Read full book review >

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THE TEENY TINY WOMAN by Arthur Robins
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1998

"Despite the tale's familiarity, this version guarantees a spine-tingling jump. (Picture book. 3-6)"
paper 0-7636-0452-6 This version of the teeny tiny classic is a teeny bit silly and a tiny bit scary. Read full book review >

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AFTER THE FLOOD by Arthur  Geisert
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 1994

Touching his elegantly delineated etchings with watercolor, in the manner of hand-colored 19th-century illustrations, an artist best known for the antics of his pigs (Pigs from A to Z, 1986) adds a sequel to his version of The Ark (1988). Read full book review >

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PIGS FROM 1 TO 10 by Arthur  Geisert
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 1992

"As before, Geisert's intricately detailed etchings are carefully designed, with all the numbers—and pigs—to be found (with some difficulty) on each spread and with a key to the numerals (not the sometimes elusive pigs) at the end. (Picture book. 4-8)"
In a companion to Pigs from A to Z (1986), ten piglets, inspired by a bedtime story, set out on an elaborate fantasy adventure to find ``a lost place with huge stone configurations.'' Shot by a cannon, an anchored rope becomes the basis for a bridge; the pigs also, with some remarkable engineering, drill through a mountain before finding ten mysterious stone images of Arabic numerals in a secluded valley. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MY DREAM DOG by Arthur  Howard
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 4, 2016

"Certainly an ode to dog lovers, the conclusion may leave readers perplexed. (Picture book. 4-7)"
A boy wonders what his dog dreams about. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THUNDERSTORM by Arthur  Geisert
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 7, 2013

"Though children might need some reassurance, this beautifully nuanced meditation on the power of nature—and community resilience—will reward repeat readings. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A powerful summer storm careens through a Midwestern farming community in six hours, leaving an uneven wake of destruction. Read full book review >

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HOGWASH by Arthur  Geisert
ANIMALS
Released: March 31, 2008

"Readers and prereaders both will chortle, whether they come upon this before or after their individual ablutions. (Picture book. 5-8)"
How to get dozens of piglets and their clothes clean after a day's romp in mud and paint? Read full book review >